The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 89 64 71
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 37 68 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.40% 2.64% 2.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.05% 9.90% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 12
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £126 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £378 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £150 £159
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.05 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £23.40 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Windows XP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
525 687 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.82% 26.66% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 325 188
Average daily rate £335 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 56 50
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £38.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 13 £188 +41.50% 1
Bracknell -2 9 £271 -28.71% 1
Newbury +1 3 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Slough - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (59.09%) Windows 7
3 49 (55.68%) Active Directory
4 32 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 29 (32.95%) Microsoft
6 24 (27.27%) MS Exchange
7 23 (26.14%) DV Cleared
8 20 (22.73%) MS Office
9 17 (19.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (18.18%) MS Excel
11 15 (17.05%) ITIL
11 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (15.91%) Citrix
12 14 (15.91%) Time Management
13 13 (14.77%) SCCM
14 12 (13.64%) SC Cleared
14 12 (13.64%) TCP/IP
15 11 (12.50%) Internet
16 9 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2003
16 9 (10.23%) Blackberry
16 9 (10.23%) LAN
17 8 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 8 (9.09%) Remedy
17 8 (9.09%) Migration
17 8 (9.09%) Clustering
17 8 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
17 8 (9.09%) High Availability
17 8 (9.09%) Windows 8
17 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
18 7 (7.95%) Live Communications Server

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (7.95%) Live Communications Server
5 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.55%) IIS
7 2 (2.27%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.14%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (22.73%) MS Office
2 16 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 11 (12.50%) Internet
3 9 (10.23%) LAN
4 7 (7.95%) DHCP
4 7 (7.95%) DNS
5 6 (6.82%) VPN
5 6 (6.82%) WAN
6 3 (3.41%) APPN
6 3 (3.41%) SNA
6 3 (3.41%) FTP
6 3 (3.41%) HTTP
7 2 (2.27%) VoIP
7 2 (2.27%) Wireless
8 1 (1.14%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.14%) Junos
8 1 (1.14%) VLAN
8 1 (1.14%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.14%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.14%) SAN
8 1 (1.14%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) DB2
2 3 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (5.68%) Retail
2 4 (4.55%) Finance
3 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Rollout Engineer
2 18 (20.45%) Support Engineer
3 15 (17.05%) Analyst
4 11 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 11 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (12.50%) IT Support
5 10 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (10.23%) Desktop Support
7 8 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (7.95%) Support Technician
9 6 (6.82%) IT Support Technician
10 5 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (5.68%) Messaging Engineer
11 4 (4.55%) Support Analyst
11 4 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 4 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
11 4 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
11 4 (4.55%) Messaging Support Engineer
12 3 (3.41%) SCCM Engineer
12 3 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) .NET Framework
1 3 (3.41%) APPC
1 3 (3.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Blackberry
2 8 (9.09%) Clustering
2 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.41%) iSeries
4 3 (3.41%) AS400
5 1 (1.14%) iPhone
5 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.14%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (59.09%) Windows 7
3 17 (19.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.41%) i5/OS
7 3 (3.41%) OS/400
8 2 (2.27%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.14%) Android
9 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.05%) ITIL
2 14 (15.91%) Time Management
3 8 (9.09%) Migration
3 8 (9.09%) High Availability
4 7 (7.95%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.55%) Data Security
6 3 (3.41%) Analytics
6 3 (3.41%) Network Management
6 3 (3.41%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.41%) Web Analytics
6 3 (3.41%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.41%) Project Management
7 2 (2.27%) IT Governance
7 2 (2.27%) Investment Management
7 2 (2.27%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.27%) Server Monitoring
8 1 (1.14%) Change Control
8 1 (1.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.14%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.82%) SQL
2 3 (3.41%) RPG
2 3 (3.41%) C
2 3 (3.41%) COBOL
3 1 (1.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 23 (26.14%) DV Cleared
3 12 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.82%) MCP
5 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.55%) MCSE
7 3 (3.41%) IBM Certification
7 3 (3.41%) CCA
7 3 (3.41%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.27%) MCSA
9 1 (1.14%) DCSE
9 1 (1.14%) Degree
9 1 (1.14%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 49 (55.68%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.41%) PowerHA
2 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.27%) XenApp
4 1 (1.14%) vSphere
4 1 (1.14%) XenServer
4 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (14.77%) SCCM
2 5 (5.68%) SCOM
3 3 (3.41%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.14%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 29 (32.95%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.91%) Citrix
3 8 (9.09%) Remedy
4 6 (6.82%) HP
4 6 (6.82%) ServiceNow
5 4 (4.55%) Cisco
5 4 (4.55%) VMware
6 3 (3.41%) Unica
6 3 (3.41%) NetIQ
6 3 (3.41%) IBM
7 2 (2.27%) Lotus
7 2 (2.27%) Dell
8 1 (1.14%) AppSense
8 1 (1.14%) Google
8 1 (1.14%) EMC
8 1 (1.14%) Apple
8 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.14%) McAfee
8 1 (1.14%) Sophos